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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 27, 2009 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

Watkins Glen soundcheck

pirate radio station that was
broadcasting at Watkins Glen
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A pirate radio station out of Hartford, Connecticut operated for at least 12 hours from the site of the concert. Broadcasting as CFR AM and CFR FM, they pulled a camper with a fully equipped radio studio into the concert's press area five days before the gates opened and were accepted by the other media as a Canadian radio station setting up to do a remote broadcast of the concert.

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150,000 tickets were sold for $10 each, but for all the other people it was a free concert. The crowd was so huge that a large part of the audience was not able to see the stage; however, twelve huge sound amplifiers, installed courtesy of promoter Bill Graham, allowed the audience to at least hear.

The Grateful Dead's legendary soundcheck turned into a two set marathon. They also performed a unique jam that was eventually included on their retrospective CD boxed set. Here's the Miller SBD stream, or you can go to the web page. The AUD stream is here. It sounds sweet. SirMick did a nice upgrade. Here's the web page.

Many historians claimed that the Watkins Glen event was the largest gathering of people in the history of the United States, about 600,000. In essence, that meant that on July 28, one out of every 350 people living in America at the time was listening to the sounds of rock at the New York state racetrack. Considering that most of those who attended the event hailed from the Northeast, and that the average age of those present was approximately seventeen to twenty-four, close to one out of every three young people from Boston to New York was at the festival — including myself.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 27, 2009 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

the Jam is the best improvised jam in the history of the Dead...this is required listening...

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Jul 27, 2009 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

Yeah....I played the sound-check really loud today while I danced around the office.
I love the sound of 73.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Jul 27, 2009 7:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

you wouldn't have that on tape/DVD would you (you dancing around the office) ?

Alternatively, are there any vacancies (in your office) ?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 27, 2009 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

Good call Monte! Can't go wrong with this one.One of my favorite Audience recordings too. It's all there and sounds REAL. That's one thing that to me doesn't come across on SBD's is the way the band used their tone and space in the air and hall. that was part of the magic, how it felt bouncing off you and weaving around you.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 27, 2009 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

That jam is just amazing...I had this on an old CD bootleg back in the day & actually just found it again in a back-log of old discs...dug it out and dug the JAM!

also, the "Mountain Jam" they do (available i think on a diff. AUD recording somehwere here is astounding, too...)

slightly off topic, but does anyone hear a "Mountain Jam" lick or section of the tune in part of the "anthem of the sun" jam sections? I could swear Jerry hits the tune somewhere on "Anthem".

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Poster: yesss! Date: Jul 27, 2009 12:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

yeah, jerry often quoted "first there is a mountain" during alligator in '68. i think that is before the allmans ever did "mountain jam".

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Poster: olderhead Date: Jul 28, 2009 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

I listened to this on The GD Channel yesterday and noticed more than halfway through the possible/probable(?) "genesis" of the 2-chord "Fire On The Mountain" alternating sequence. Has anyone else made that connection?

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Poster: oh_uh_um_ah Date: Jul 27, 2009 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

This is Crap copied and pasted from WIKIPEDIA...LMAO

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Jam_at_Watkins_Glen

wikipedia....the libtards source of knowledge and information....

Watkin Glenn 2009 = NASCAR

so much for hippies takin over the world....lmao

NASCAR = hated by libtards, the left, and most undesirables

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 27, 2009 6:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

you're original?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 27, 2009 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

The Soundcheck Jam is also available for streaming from this week's Taper's Section.

http://www.dead.net/features/july-27-august-2-2009

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 27, 2009 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

Oh great!? You get the Forum back on track, and the next thing I know Miss D is dancing around the office while I am still doing penance for Admin Admonished Misbehavior!

I note that even Mr Nice Guy, elb, is in on the fun...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 27, 2009 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

Mr. Nice Guy?!?

Wait I think I know what's going on here. You make yourself look like the bad guy and others look like nice guys in front of Miss D. since we all know that the girls always like the bad guys. You probably have a pack of cigarettes rolled up in your t-shirt sleeve as well. Going for that tough guy image. I bet they really aren't Marlboros, probably a box of paper clips or staples.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 27, 2009 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

Hmmm--have you been eaves dropping on my recent interest in Dillinger vis-a-vis discussions with SCB? Now that you mention it, Miss D as "moll" might be exciting, eh?

Lets just hope my new found "bad guy" image doesn't imperil my PM appointment...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 27, 2009 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

your PM appointment was sanctified and blessed by the powers that were - you need not worry about any sort of imperilment whatsoever.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 27, 2009 3:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

Whewww...thanks, D; good to know! I still say McGlone and I are gonna kick your butts (you and bro HFlow in the infamous 2on2 game).

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 27, 2009 4:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

oh yeah!!!! the infamous hoops showdown!! damn, that would have been sweet to play (in all seriousness)


however, you and Ian would have been weeping and wheezing by the time Flow and I got through with you :)

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Jul 27, 2009 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

I'm not really into the 'bad guy'image...I prefer someone who knows the simple, noble art of making a mix tape and being able to solder the pickups on my 52 Telecaster.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 27, 2009 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

pick me up at Heathrow - I'll do the install - I'm not picky - are you?

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I was soundman 1975 - 1977

my tapes and mixes are in the Monte the Taper section

or bring your axe out here - I'll pick you up at DIA - Fort Collins is a great town

Charlie Mille is taken now and just tied the knot and, Jerry Moore just passed - who's left?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 27, 2009 3:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

Hey! Watch it...that's my sweetie you're talking to...

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 27, 2009 5:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

I'm Dancin' in the Streets
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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 27, 2009 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen soundcheck - July 27, 1973

Ha! Good one...hey, is that the guy from 300 Spartans and PSIlove you? Looks like him...or maybe that's Rob? Accent sounds the same...